Life Coaching

Individual life coaching sessions are customized to meet your personal style and goals. Each session is a conversation in which we explore the areas you choose to work in, identify options available, create an action plan that will help you move ahead, and agree on how you will let me know when you have completed your intended actions.

We will put together a package designed to help you initiate and maintain the changes you want to make. Based on your current needs, your financial resources, and time constraints, we meet three to four times a month for 30- to 60-minute sessions. These sessions are by phone and allow you to call from any quiet, uninterrupted space, whether your home, office, or favorite get-away.

Life coaching provides support in a variety of ways. Whether your need is professional or personal, group or individual, executive or business, please call and we can talk about your specific needs.


Spiritual Direction

Individual spiritual direction sessions are in person and scheduled for 55 minutes once or twice a month.

Each session continues the exploration into where your life experiences intersect with all you hold sacred. Together we will listen for what is happening in your life and witness how you learn from and engage your life more fully.

If you are interested in group spiritual direction, workshops, or retreats, please call and we can talk about your specific interests.


Mediation

Mediation sessions are face-to-face, with all disputing parties participating. Most conflicts can be mediated in one to three 2-hour sessions.

Much of the mediation practiced today derives from the process identified, developed, and clarified by the Friends Conflict Resolution Programs. This is true of the seven steps we will follow:

  • The mediator welcomes participants and explains what will happen.
  • Disputing parties are given uninterrupted time to tell their stories and relay information relevant to the situation.
  • Participants talk to one another. This is where the discussion and arguing happen. The mediator ensures that respect is shown and participants actually hear one another.
  • Parties create an agenda of the issues that need to be resolved.
  • Parties work through the agenda, brainstorm, weigh each option, and work toward a mutually agreeable solution.
  • The mediator creates a written document that represents the agreement the participants have built. When the parties reach consensus on the agreement, everyone present signs it.
  • The mediator reviews what has been accomplished and reminds participants what they have agreed to. Copies are given to each participant.

Separate meetings may be called by the mediator any time she thinks it may help the process. These meetings may be used to clarify a participant's individual concerns, confront inappropriate behavior, and consider options.

All disputing parties agree to participate in and engage the mediation process, as well as accept responsibility for individual payments for each session.